A few Facts & Figures for Eddy Butler!

On his Blog Mr Butler states

“The English Democrats are fielding 91 candidates across England. English local elections take place on a four yearly cycle with varying councils up for election each year. Four years ago the English Democrats fielded just 12 candidates. The increase in candidate numbers is truly magnificent and demonstrates that the EDs really are starting to motor ahead.”

The EDs are fielding 91 candidates.” They are actually fielding 89 candidates.

English local elections cycle varies between councils, some elect every four years, some every two years, some elect in three out of every four years!

Four years ago the EDP fielded just 12 candidates!” Not sure who gave him that figure, they actually fielded 44!

Below is a list of districts where the EDP stood in 2008 with the number of candidates they fielded in each district in 2008 and in 2012.

District………………………2008…………2012.

Bradford………………………..1…………….0

Bury…………………………….1…………….2

Calderdale……………………..6…………….0

Cambridge……………………..1……………0

Carlisle…………………………1……………0

Cheshire West……………..….3……………0

Doncaster……………………..2……………7

Epping Forest…………………2…………..2

Fareham………………………1…………..0

Gosport………………………..1……………0

Havant…………………………2…………..0

Hull……………………………..4…………..0

Kirklees…………………………2……………1

Leeds…………………………..1………….11

N E Lincolnshire………………1……………0

Nuneaton………………………1……………1

Portsmouth…………………….7…………..0

Rochford……………………….5…………..4

Stevenage………………….….2…………..0

Three Rivers……………….….1.………….2

England Watch would argue that the above list does not show much evidence of the EDP ‘motoring ahead’, 4 years ago the EDP stood in the 19 districts listed above but in 2012 they were unable to find candidates in 11 of those 19 districts. The main EDP growth areas are places such as Barnsley, Leeds, Southend and Solihull where large numbers of BNP members have switched to the EDP.

It must also be remembered that in 2008 the EDP stood in 39 of the contests in the London Elections, in 2012 they are standing in just 9!

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